Sculptures, murals & public art, Jacksonville
This sculpture depicts former President Andrew Jackson as a general on horseback. Jackson was an important figure in the history of Florida, so it makes sense that today the state's largest city, Jacksonville, is named in his honor. Of course, the irony is that Andrew Jackson never set foot in Jacksonville, which during his time was merely a small town named Cowford. Nevertheless, today this likeness of General Jackson seems to salute the landscape of glassy skyscrapers that surrounds him as if proud to see that such a prosperous city bears his name. Look for the statue along Independent Drive, at the northwest entrance to the Jacksonville Landing.
Here is another perspective of the Andrew Jackson statue. As you can see, it seems to salute the city's modern skyscrapers.